Texture: an element of art as seen in Nature

Texture: An Element of Art, as well an Element of Design–is a principle which refers to the way things look or feel–either to the touch (tactile) or the visual impression something portrays as it might feel when touched.
(Elements of Art and Design include: Line, Shape, Form, Value, Color, Texture, Space, Form, Emphasis, Balance, Movement)

Nature is the art of God.
Dante Alighieri

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(spruce cones / Savannah, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)

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(spanish moss / Savannah, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)

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(knotted tree / Colonial Park Cemetery / Savannah, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)

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(wildflowers / Troup County, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)

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(broken shells in the surf, Destin, Florida / Julie Cook / 2014)

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(reflections in the surf / Destin, Florida / Julie Cook / 2014)

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
― Anne Frank

2 comments on “Texture: an element of art as seen in Nature

  1. Your pictures are great Julie, I really like that knotted tree. Knots like that give distinctive designs in the wood, makes for a nice finish! 🙂 I hate to hear about your garden!

  2. Oh my I love that Anne Frank quote. May have to use that sometime down the road. Loved all your photos except maybe for the gnarly tree. That looks like some kind of alien from a science fiction movie and I can envision snakes crawly all over it. Oooooooh! Shudder!!
    I have just got to get to the beach soon! I miss it so much and your pictures are so inviting. Hugs, Natalie 🙂

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